Benfica are interested in bringing Atletico Madrid forward Eduardo Salvio back to La Luz, according to the player’s representative.
The Argentine forward spent the 2010/2011 season on loan at Benfica, but despite showing a lot of potential the Eagles opted against making his loan deal permanent.
Salvio then returned to Vicente Calderon and produced some promising showings last season, especially in the Europa League, helping the team win the coveted title for the second time in last three years.
This summer the Argentine has been heavily linked with a return to Benfica and his representative now confirms that the Eagles are indeed keen on signing the 22-year-old.
“They called me, and asked me to travel to Portugal in the coming days to meet with Benfica chiefs,” agent Agustin Jimenez told Record.
“There is a serious interest and the club wants Salvio back, because he has left a good impression during his first spell.”
The Argentine international scored a total of 10 goals in 38 games for Benfica and indeed left a very good impression at La Luz.
He was not as prolific last season, scoring just 3 goals in 31 La Liga games for Atletico, although he did well to score 5 goals in 16 Europa League appearances.